Glenwood Springs police had to respond with at least a bit of force to Centennial Park in the downtown business district yesterday afternoon after they received a report that a homeless man had pulled a knife on another man during an argument in the park.
When officers arrived, they found a man who matched the description provided by the man who reported the incident. The man turned around and began to walk away from the officers, and since the initial report indicated he may have been carrying a weapon, officers arrested him at gunpoint. 52-year-old James Sandridge was booked into the Garfield County Jail when officers found he was indeed carrying a 4-inch long folding knife.
Since the man who called the police declined to provide details of the incident to the responding officers, and didn’t claim to feel his life was in danger, Sandridge was charged with misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and possessing a weapon in violation of a restraining order.